Douglas Fir - Rustic Wood Deck

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Project by Kevin_WestCO posted 06-07-2011 04:55 AM 2488 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project a business associate and I built. It was a deck replacement on a 40 year old hand build log home. The main framing structure is milled out of 12” diameter douglas fir fully barked logs. Using very basic C Notched construction method to match the existing structure. The top rail was constructed with 8” diameter logs and milled flat on two sides. The deck material was 2”x 6” doug fir. The lumber mill left the 2”x6” stock rough sawn to within 1/2” of each other. The deck was installed and sanded down using a 12”x24” random orbital flooring sander and electric hand planes. Leaving a lot of bumps, waves and crowned boards on the surface to wear and still give that rustic feel. Logs were extremely heavy and took 3-4 guys each to more into position.

Deck overall size was 42’ x 12’ Plus a front entry deck 16’ x 12’

This was a fun and challenging project. Out of the normal realm of residential construction.

Project was completed using only:
Electric hand planer
Grinder mounted blades. Flap disk sander, 40 grit sanding disk, and craving blade.
Impact wrench
Impact Driver
Timberlok deck screws
16” Lag Screws

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 05:00 AM

Very nice job and I love the choice of wood! Thanks for sharing….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 10:50 AM

Nice work, looks great. Only 9 yrs to go til retirement, and we can buy our log home. I look fwd to that!

Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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